There was a primary in several states - your state, home state of Maryland - and also up in NY, where the fourth most powerful Democrat in the United States Congress - Congressman Joe Crowley - was knocked out by a young woman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"What Alexandria has in common with people like Conor Lamb, who also won an upset victory, is that they're fighting for the issues that their constituents care most about", he said, referring to the Democrat who flipped a red Pennsylvania congressional district in a March special election.
"Because, she really, she represents the future of our party", Perez said, complimenting the self-described Democratic socialist for running a "spirited campaign".
Soon afterward, Cardillo admitted flubbing Ocasio-Cortez's alma mater but added, "that said, you're not a girl from the Bronx". After Ocasio-Cortez beat Crowley, the Stila lipstick she wore in her debate against him sold out. Last year, a similar primary-bad-Democrats effort, #AllOfUs, folded into Justice Democrats; at the same time, the End Citizens United PAC, which had been created as a satellite of the main Democratic Party campaign groups, was getting more "mainstream" candidates to turn down corporate PAC money, tamping down some of the insurgents' momentum.More news: Australias Finch smashes own record for highest T20I score
But multiple reports revealed that when she was around the age of five, her father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from a community in Parkchester, Bronx, to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County.
"She did the hard work", Duckworth continued.
Cardillo is still tweeting about Ocasio-Cortez a day later.
Attempts to reach Ocasio-Cortez were unsuccessful. "It is nice. Growing up, it was a good town for working people".More news: Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court
That last one was so good it elicited a response from Ocasio-Cortez. "Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things", she wrote.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx's pride parade in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2018.
"It says so much about her character", said my source. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny", she told the Washington Post this week, reiterating similar sentiment during an interview with Stephen Colbert.More news: Golden State's Kevin Durant arriving in Manila on July 8